OO Trophy at Ambersham Common (GO), 30th November 2003
The doom and gloom and hail and rain, predicted by the weather forecasters, failed to materialise for today’s colour-coded (or “district” to use the new terminology) event near Midhurst in the South Downs.
There were several hundred competitors for the Occasional Orienteers trophy, named after a now defunct club. The terrain was wet underfoot, but reasonably easy physically and technically. I made just one significant mistake – switching off and losing contact with the map in the easiest part of the course of all, causing me to overshoot – not more than a minute was wasted though.
It was nice to finish in the top half of the results list and run under 9 mins/km, but of course that was because all the really good people were running a course up…
Official results are here.
on top course
|9 Nov 2003||SN Trophy: Long Valley
|16 Nov 2003||The Mitre: Epping Forest
|30 Nov 2003||OO Trophy: Ambersham